A community resource for dentists across Canada.

Why Join The Dental Community Resource?

E-Guidance From Experts

As a member of the DCR, you will have the opportunity to get advice from experienced clinicians regarding your day to day cases online in an anonymous forum.

Observe and Shadow

You will also have the opportunity to observe our experts in a clinical setting for scheduled implant surgeries. You and your staff will be able to shadow the experts for a day (arranged in advance). 

Digital Dentistry

One of the goals of the DCR is to help you navigate through the confusion caused by the overload of digital dental information. The DCR is committed to helping you understand and have opportunities to sample many of these technologies as they emerge into the marketplace. 

Access to High Quality Information

The DCR is associated with the top educators in the Dental community. By being a member you will have access to evening programs which focus on delivering relevant information in a streamlined and succinct way. 

Education and Training for The Entire Team

The DCR is not just for dentists, our community also includes the entire dental team. Training and education programs will be provided for clinical and administrative staff. 

Hands On Training

Expanding the services we provide to our patients requires specific hands on training. Being a member of the DCR will provide clinicians opportunities to treat your own patients in a mentored environment at a preferred rate. 

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The Community

Our Community Leaders
Dr. Steven Bongard

Implantologist

Dr Steven Bongard obtained his DDS degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1986. His professional interest has been concentrated on all aspects of implant dentistry since 1995. He has extensive experience in implant placement, bone grafting procedures as well as the prosthetic component of implant restoration. He has published and lectured both nationally and internationally on implant placement, full arch rehabilitation and non-grafted immediate approaches to implant surgery. He presently maintains a dental practice in Toronto, Ontario that is exclusive to the placement and restoration of dental implants. His recent focus has been on developing a community resource and training centre that can provide access to innovation, technology and advanced infrastructure, as well as support and mentoring, to the dental implant community.  

Dr. Cameron Jones

Periodontist

Dr. Jones received his doctor of dental surgery degree from McGill University in 1990. He completed a one year general practice residency program at the University of British Columbia Hospital and the British Columbia cancer agency. He then completed a postgraduate program in the specialty of periodontics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jones received his specialty diploma in 1993. He has been in private practice limited to periodontics and implant surgery here in Ottawa, Ontario since 1993. Dr. Jones speaks English and French.

Ms. Michelle Ryckman

Treatment Coordinator

Ms. Michelle Ryckman has extensive experience in consulting with patients regarding high-end dental implant treatment. Her approach is simple, no-pressure, comfortable and has proven to yield incredibly high case acceptance. It focuses on communicating with patients and building structured relationships. Ms. Ryckman has lectured extensively throughout North America and Europe on her common sense “team” approach that focuses on understanding patients, from a unique “outside” of dentistry perspective. Ms. Ryckman is currently responsible for the development and implementation of the “new patient journey” and consultations with potential implant patients every day in a large thriving dental implant practice.

Ms. Maja McGuire

Infection Control Expert

Maja McGuire BSc MLT CIC  is a certified Infection Control Professional (CIC) with over 15 years of experience across all levels of healthcare including acute care/community hospitals, independent health centres, and is an expert in healthcare construction and design.  Maja has served as director of hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health and Safety programs, is an instructor through Centennial College and has served on numerous national and provincial  IPAC groups including IPAC-Canada, IPAC-GTA, GOS and CSA. 

Dr. John Zarb

Prosthodontist

Dr. John P. Zarb earned his DDS at the University of Detroit Mercy in 1995. Upon graduation, he completed a one year General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, followed by graduate prosthodontic training at the University of Toronto, earning his MSc in 2002. Dr. Zarb is a staff prosthodontist in the Graduate Prosthodontic Department at the University of Toronto and at Mt Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He has been involved with surgical and prosthetic implant dentistry education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Zarb joined Barrie Prosthodontics in 2003. He is a Fellow and examiner of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International, and Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics and a former Director of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. David Powell

Prosthodontist

Dr. Powell received his DDM degree from McGill University in 2011 and then completed a General Practice Residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. After practicing as a general dentist at the same hospital for a year, he pursued his Prosthodontics speciality training and Masters of Sciences at the University of Toronto. He currently practices at Barrie Dental Specialists and is a member of the restorative team at Chrysalis Dental Centres. He is also a lecturer and assistant professor of Prosthodontics at University of Toronto and a staff Prosthodontist at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition, he is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, member of the Association of Prosthodontists of Canada and member of the American College of Prosthodontists. 

Ms. Flora Santos

Dental Assistant

Flora Santos is a NDAEB certified level II dental assistant with over 24 years of chairside experience. She has focused her career on dento-alveolar surgery and has assisted in more than ten thousand implant surgeries. She is now the Clinical Coordinator at Chrysalis Dental Centres, responsible for staff training, implant and prosthetic inventories and all aspects of asceptic surgical techniques. She has unparalleled experience in implant placement protocols and components as well as the complete armamentarium, including graft materials, necessary for successful implementation of the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant care. 

Mr. Paul Sims

Registered Nurse

Mr. Paul Sims graduated as a Registered Nurse from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology-Nursing Division in 1982 and immediately began working at North York General Hospital on the Adolescent Surgery and Pediatric Isolation ward.  He then transferred to the Emergency Department a year later where he worked in all aspects of the department. In 1985, Paul joined the practice of a Toronto based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon where he was responsible for both the Clinical and Business aspects of the practice for 28 years. Since July of 2013 Paul has been a Sedation Assistant for Chrysalis Dental Centres in Toronto. Paul has been an active volunteer member of the St. John Ambulance since 1974 and is currently a Commander in the Order of St. John.  He has volunteered at almost every level and has held almost every leadership role in the organisation. His current duty at St. John Ambulance is Chair of the Ontario Medical First Responder Competition Committee.

Dr. Marc Bongard

Dental Anaesthesiologist

Dr. Marc Bongard received his DMD degree from Boston University and then went on to do a post-graduate residency program in dental anesthesiology at NYU-Lutheran Hospital, a level 1 trauma center in Brooklyn, New York. He is a recognized specialist in Dental Anesthesiology by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Bongard is an associate clinical professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in the Anesthesia Department. His training included extensive experience providing anesthesia for pediatric, special needs, and medically compromised patients. He has provided general anesthesia and moderate sedation for thousands of patients undergoing restorative and dental implant procedures. 

Dr. Manor Haas

Endodontist

Dr. Manor Haas graduated from the University of Toronto with numerous awards and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  After practicing general dentistry for a number of years, he pursued advanced training in endodontics and micro-surgery at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he obtained his specialty certificate in Endodontics.  With a Masters Degree in dentistry and as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Dr. Haas holds staff teaching positions at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics.  At the university, he is a lecturer and clinic instructor in the department of Graduate and Undergraduate Endodontics. With his hospital staff position, Dr. Haas provides direct patient care along with specialized training in Paediatric Endodontics to the Paediatric Hospital Residents and Graduate Paediatric Residents.

Ms. Suzie Maxwell

Denturist

Ms. Maxwell graduated from the George Brown College Denturist program in 2002. She worked in private practice for four years before joining Chrysalis Dental Centres where she is now the head denturist. Suzie has been able to focus almost exclusively on the All-on-4® treatment and has participated in thousands of cases. She has extensive knowledge both on the clinical and laboratory side and is one of the profession’s most experienced clinicians on the conversion and restoration of the All-on-4® treatment concept.

Dr. Jack Zosky

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Jack Zosky graduated from the University of Toronto and received specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Northwestern University. He is a Fellow of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Zosky has authored several implant related articles and a chapter in the W. B. Saunders textbook “Endosseous Implants in the Maxillofacial Reconstruction.” He has lectured in North America and abroad. He is past president of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, past President of the Academy of Osseointegration Foundation and has Fellowship status in the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Zosky is a consulting surgical staff at Trillium Health Sciences Centre and served as an Associate in Dentistry, University of Toronto for many years where he taught in the Implant Prosthodontic/Surgical Unit.

Dr. Phil Walton

Periodontist

Dr. Philip Walton earned his DDS degree from the University of Toronto. He completed externships at the University of Michigan and overseas at King’s College London School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, England and completed his Masters of Medical Sciences degree in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Walton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Canada. He is a member of the surgical team at Chrysalis Dental Centres in Toronto where he has been focusing on the placement and immediate loading of dental implants as well as enhancing techniques for the development and maintenance of predictable soft tissue results in relation to dental implant placement and restoration. Dr. Walton is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at University of Toronto, where he participates in the clinical and didactic training of undergraduate dental students. He also continues to maintain a strong affiliation to Harvard as a past clinical instructor, admissions committee member and active alumnus.

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Dr. Kevin Katz

Infection Control Expert

Dr. Kevin Katz is a Medical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases specialist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He has served on provincial Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) best practices committees for many years, and has co-authored many of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee best practices guidelines. He has special research interests in healthcare-acquired infections and patient safety.

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